Community stories

Stories from Living Well

Take a look at some of the wonderful stories from the Living Well Programme to see how community links are improving health and wellbeing. Please contact us if you’d like access to the Living Well toolkit resources.

Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you are a volunteer working with others in the community? We’d love to hear from you.

Terry Bolt, a local Volunteer who runs the Blokes that Brunch in Saltash, has written this wonderful story ‘What is a Volunteer?’ for community stories on Cornwall Link  – read the article in full here. You can also search Cornwall Link today to find the latest activities, clubs & support in your local area.  …

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Tech4Good has selected Made Open as a finalist in their Ageing Society award. Made Open are a Creative England Top 50 Company and the technical partners behind the Cornwall Link. It is through shared community values, a commitment to enabling communities to be their own drivers of change and the brilliant skills of the Made…

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Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Please take time to read this beautiful story written by Jan & Mike, two wonderful Information & Advice volunteers. Every day, volunteers give their time and effort to make an incredible difference for…

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On Monday, iCareiMove hosted a showcase event which celebrated and highlighted support groups, charities & activities in our local communities. The event was warmly received by everyone who attended, and we enjoyed some moving personal stories that were shared by individuals who attend the Move More Cornwall program. Please find the latest press release on this link: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall/about-us/news-and-campaigns/articles/2019/icareimove-showcase-event-highlights-community-activities/     Refer today…

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Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Between the 1st-7th of June, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate volunteering in Cornwall by sharing stories written by our Volunteers. Every day, in so many ways, our volunteers give their time…

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As a testament to the many spectacular people who live in Cornwall, in just over two weeks since its launch there have been over 60 nominations to be one of Cornwall’s inspirational #60over60 campaign. The campaign launched by Cornwall Council on 10th April is searching for residents whose stories can inspire others to make small…

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So very often we receive lovely quotes from the community, which reminds us all why we do what we do and that we offer some of the most supportive services, activities and clubs in the Country. These are just a few quotes that will hopefully brighten your day. Here at Cornwall Link, we want to…

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Mary, who is 92, was referred by her GP to Living Well as she has a History of falls, one of which ended in a fractured hip and a long spell in Hospital.

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Bernard Hoskings tells us what it’s like to be one of the ‘blokes that brunch’.

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This is about people, place and purpose: our focus is on the person – understanding their aspirations and relationship with their community; our shared purpose is shaping everything around that. This is the unique selling point of Living Well. Note regarding intellectual property and information sharing: Following the principles of Living Well, we strive to…

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